Like a communicable virus, Titan’s list of comic books based on popular video games continues to spread from license to license. The latest: Bloodbourne, based on the video game franchise launched on PS4 in 2015.
To find the perfect man to write a Bloodbourne comic, Titan travelled deep into the woods to locate Ales Kot, who gave notice in September that he would soon be deleting his Facebook account mid-October in order to go live in the woods (though he promised he would still occasionally post to Instagram). Since then, Kot has only posted to Facebook a dozen or so times, and has demonstrated his commitment to completely cutting the social media service out of his life by posting things like “Not around, not answering questions” on October 29th and “The news is live: I’m writing the new Bloodborne comic, because I refuse to let anyone else do it” today.
So we imagine Kot was difficult to get ahold of, only updating his Facebook roughly once every two days since “deleting” it, but Titan was able to pull it off, and they’ve gotten Piotr Kowalski, who presumably lives in an apartment or house somewhere and not the woods, to draw it. One creator living in the woods full time is okay, but you’ll never meet your deadlines if both creators do it. That’s just basic common sense.
“Bloodborne is one of my all-time favorite games,” said Kot in a press release. “I put close to two hundred hours into playing it and researching its universe, and that was before I even knew there would be a comic — I was obsessed. I am honored to be working within the Bloodborne universe. There will be mystery, the weird, the eerie, the horrific and the bloody — and there will be an undercurrent of decaying romanticism, walking hand in hand with brain-mashing, soul-cleaving action, together ascending towards the Blood Moon as drawn by the talented and depraved Piotr Kowalski. Ascend with us, Hunters old and new. And do remember — one has to seek Paleblood to transcend the hunt.”
Here’s the description of the comic:
A nameless Hunter awakens in an ancient city where horrific beasts stalk the shadows and the streets run slick with the blood of the damned. Seeking an escape from the endless Night of the Hunt, the Hunter embarks upon a dangerous, gore-filled quest with the hopes of ending Yharnam’s twisted endemic.
The comic will hit stores in February.